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January 5, 2011 5:50:32 PM

Im building a new rig.
Ill be doing some minor gaming (wow, Oblivion, and mod editing)

Here are the parts:
Asus Sabertooth X58
Intel I-7 950 3.06 ghz Quad-core
EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W
Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 12GB
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB


You can find these items at these locations respectively:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you,
Sean

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January 5, 2011 7:18:09 PM

Fill out the form in the sticky, link in my sig.

Info like budget is needed.

Also, I wouldn't go for a 1366 build unless you have a very specific need such as high end workstation with multiple GPU's.

Sandy Bridge would be the better bet right now.
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January 5, 2011 7:49:47 PM

Your system is overkill for "minor gaming." As specified, you could use a quality 500W PSU (Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, or Enermax); 650W-750W only if you are planning on adding another GTX460 for SLI.
Fill out the form described by banthracis for the most relevant suggestions.
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January 5, 2011 7:54:07 PM

banthracis said:
Fill out the form in the sticky, link in my sig.

Info like budget is needed.

Also, I wouldn't go for a 1366 build unless you have a very specific need such as high end workstation with multiple GPU's.

Sandy Bridge would be the better bet right now.


^+1 for Sandy Bridge, cheaper and better performance.
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January 5, 2011 8:03:52 PM

Yeah, I would also say that is a overkill for minor gaming. My rig I have now runs most of the high end games no problem and is probably worth $400-500. But, if have the money go for it.
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January 5, 2011 8:12:52 PM

You are wasting money on that i7. Wait a week and pick up a new i5-2500K for less.

You also selected a PSU that is waaaay overkill to the point of absurdity. A good 550W PSU from Corsair would be just fine, and a 650W one would future proof you pretty well in case you ever want to upgrade your GPU or stick in a second 460.
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January 5, 2011 11:07:47 PM

As previously stated about 5 or so times you should wait for SB then get the i5 2500k pair it up with the Asus p8p67 pro
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January 5, 2011 11:29:31 PM

For "minor gaming," assuming a single graphics card, you will save a lot of money and get perfectly acceptable performance with a $500-$600 AMD build. Consider SB only if you anticipate more demanding games involving multiple GPUs; otherwise money spent on a better GPU for games will outweigh the performance benefits of an Intel CPU.
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January 5, 2011 11:39:31 PM

yes you are right but the Intel CPU will be able to do "minor gaming" for much longer (with progressive GPU ugrades along the way) thus making it a better buy
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January 6, 2011 1:23:46 AM

Meh. As undemanding as most of my games are (Guild Wars, Sacred 2, Dragon Age), some might call that "minor gaming," but I'll be building either SB or BD myself this summer...:-); and I'll be providing for multiple GPUs, just in case...
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